CAR SHOW COMMITTEE
There is a
Car Show Committee Meeting in the Parish Hall Meeting Rooms on Tuesday, July 8
at 7:00 pm.
call Pete at: 215.679.6942 or Gene at: 215.679.7082.
ST. PHILIP NERI PARISH
TWELFTH ANNUAL CAR SHOW
25 - 6:00 pm -10:00 pm
(registration begins at 5:00 pm)
Saturday, July 26 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
(registration begins at 9:00 am)
BY: HODGE PODGE
VOLUNTEERS will be
needed for security, kitchen and food stands.
would like to volunteer, you can fill out a volunteer form, call Shirley at:
215.679.9275 or email Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org
ST. PHILIP NERI CHURCH
CHEESE, HAM, ITALIAN or TURKEY
TUESDAY – August 12th
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday – August 5th
Call Rita: 215.679.7009 or
EPIC – A Journey through Church History
ten (10) week session will start Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm and
Friday, February 7, 2014 at 10:30 am. (this is due to
First Friday) in the Neri Center. You can come either in the evening or morning; whatever your schedule
permits. If you have been part of
the first ten (10) weeks, this is a reminder for the next sessions; if not, you
are invited to join in the program. This will be the second ten (10) week class starting in the 1300's (weak
Leaders and Schism), through present day. We view a DVD and this discuss what we saw (the
comments from the class are varied and help us to form a better understanding
of our belief).
join us? If you feel you haven't
caught up, you can borrow the first DVD and study at your leisure. You are required to have a workbook that
covers all the questions for each session. The cost for new students is $25 for the workbook. If you have any questions, call Joan
Lampart: 215.529.5686 or email@example.com.
Club works on the grounds every Wednesday (April - October) from 5:00 pm - 7:00
pm weather pending.
Attention Parishioners…are you looking
for a way to give back to the Parish? We are seeking volunteers to help with the SPN Catholic Family Life
Center Library. The books will be
available during class times on Friday evenings (7-8pm) and Saturday mornings
(10-11am). No experience is necessary!
If this idea is appealing and you can
afford an hour, call Terry: 215.605.5576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
at email@example.com, Tom: 215.783.9781
or email Tom: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sister Patricia at: 215.679.2282.
Adult Altar Servers are looking for a few good men and women to assist with
serving at the Lord’s Table. Training will be provided.
more information, please call Pete Frank at: 215.679.6942 or Trish Dornisch:
Youth Altar Servers:
If you are a boy or girl who has made your
First Holy Communion and are in the fourth grade or higher we would like you to
consider joining our group of Youth Altar Servers. Parents, please encourage your son or
daughter to become an altar server.
if you have questions, please send an e-mail to Deacon Mike at: email@example.com.
Adult Lectors for Weekend Masses:
We are in need of additional men and women who
are of high school age or older to become Lectors for our weekend Masses. If you are interested please send an
e-mail to Deacon Mike at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NERI SOCIAL GROUP
Call Janet: 610.754.6541 or Rita:
act as general representatives of the Parish and are the communication link
between the parishioners and the Council.
Neri Parish Council Members-at-Large welcome any questions or comments you may
Tony Bauer Theresa Walker
questions, please call LaRue at: 215.679.3086 or the rectory office:
St. Philip Neri
Catholic Family Life Center
contact Tom Dewees, Director at: email@example.com
information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPN ROSARY SOCIETY
. HOLY ROSARY HOUR : Holy Rosary Hour is on Mondays at 1:00 pm in the Chapel. Questions, please call Kathy at: 215.272.2130.
happy to announce that SPN is now sponsoring our Frontier Girls Troop. This is a Christian based organization
for girls K thru high school; they build mothers and leaders of the future
through life skills, leadership, patriotism, character building, teamwork and
service to others.
meets on Friday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the Social Hall Meeting
Rooms; the girls break up into age groups for activities.
us at a meeting or call Karen Britton 267.374.2799 or Eileen Koch 215.696.2089
for more information.
upcoming activities include the Upper Perkiomen Halloween Parade on October 20
which begins at 7pm and a trip to Savidge Farm for a hayride and the pumpkin
patch on October 26 from 1-3 pm. No
meeting on October 25; will meet November 1.
Our Garden Club of St. Philip Neri Church needs your help to maintain the Church grounds. Any questions, please call Lee Johnson: 679-6309.
Fourth Quarter Greeter Schedules are available now in the small room off of the vestibule.
If you would like to be a greeter, please call Shirley at the rectory: 215-679-9275 or email Doris at: email@example.com.
are needed for Saturday and Sunday Masses.
Greeters arrive at Mass about 15 minutes before the start of Mass; greet
parishioners at the door, help take care of any special needs; and distribute
the Bulletins at the conclusion of Mass.
would like to be a Greeter on a regular basis or as a substitute, please call
Dawn at: 215-679-2160, Shirley at the rectory: 215-679-9275 or email Doris at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visitors Ministry Meeting is planned for Wednesday, April 2 beginning at 3:00 pm
in the Rectory Meeting Room. Guest
Speaker is Sheila Ruth from Open Link to talk about their services and
events. Any questions, call LaRue
Emmell at: 215.679.3086.
TELEVISED SUNDAY MASS!
A televised Sunday Mass is now airing
on ABC Family from 6:30 am to 7:00 am each Sunday.
THE SUNDAY MASS is produced by the
Passionist Fathers and Brothers out of New York City and is available
nationally on local affiliates.
Too early for you? Tape it, tivo it, or
watch it online. For more information consult the website: www.TheSundayMass.org.
SAINT PHILIP NERI CRAFT GUILD
call Connie Marks at: 610-287-9829.
ST. PHILIP NERI
should call Connie Marks at: 610.287.9829 if you would like to become a member
of the Guild
Connie with any questions: 610.287.9829
Saint Philip Neri Church Quilting Group. Come join our group and have
fellowship as we quilt. If anyone is
interested, please call Connie Marks at 610-287-9829.
Anyone interested in quilting or would like to learn how to quilt, please consider joining the St. Philip Neri Craft Guild. For more information or questions; call: Connie – 610-287-9829, Rita – 215-679-7009 or the rectory office – 215-679-9275.
be a Carnival Committee Meeting on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the Rectory
Our Library is
open and waiting for visitors! We
are open on Wednesday afternoons from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm and would be open more
often if we could have a rotating Volunteer Schedule. We have a good assortment of Spiritual
reading as well as reference materials which could be utilized by school children.
We are located in the Rectory Meeting Room and our books are just waiting for
you. If interested in volunteering,
please contact Kathy Kulp at: email@example.com.
Any questions, please call Kathy: 267.923.5173
LIBRARY MINISTRY LEADER NEEDED
The Parish is in need of an
Associate Leader to continue with the Parish Library.
If you are interested, please call
Jerry McAllister at: 610.754.6593 for details. Although some knowledge of a functioning
library would be helpful, it is not a requirement.
If you have any questions, please call
JoEllen Carr at: 215.679.6547.
Parish Breakfast: - June 29,2014, 7:00 am - 12:30 pm
$7.00 - Adults, $6.00 - Seniors, $4.00 - Children ages 5 through 9, 4 and under eat FREE!
RCIA: We resume in our parish RCIA process in September. Anyone who wishes to join the Catholic Church or learn more about the Catholic faith is invited to join us on Thursday evenings. If you would like further information please call the rectory at 215.679.9275 or
email: Deacon Mike Franks at firstname.lastname@example.org.Leave your name and phone number. Deacon Mike Franks will contact you. Watch the bulletin for more information in the coming weeks.
BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP
heals the broken hearted”. Come and
let the Lord heal you by sharing your grief, and help others share theirs.
If you plan
to attend the Support Group, you must call Sister Patricia: 215.679.2282 so
there will be adequate seating and materials. If no answer, leave your name and
H.O.P.E.(Helping Other People Enthusiastically).
Our H.O.P.E. Leader is Trish Dornisch. She can be reached at: 215. 208.2913. All H.O.P.E. requests should call Trish at: 215.208.2913. Thank you, Trish, for your generous response to service requests. H.O.P.E. Volunteers for the Weekend Team -
We have more and more requests from parishioners who would like a ride to Mass
H.O.P.E. Volunteers! The new 2013
Team Schedules are now ready for pickup in the vestibule of the Church.
NEEDED: Drivers for H.O.P.E.
Helping Other People Enthusiastically. Can you give 3 to 5 hours a month of service to one of God’s people?
Some H.O.P.E. Volunteers have had to leave due to new responsibilities and unexpected health issues.
If you can answer your Baptismal call to serve in H.O.P.E., call the Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282. If no answer, leave a message. Say your number, twice.
The Leader for Martha Ministry is Pat Belsky.
LaRue Emmell, Leader
For Nursing Mothers:
you pregnant and getting close to delivery? Or are you the parent of a newborn?
If you are planning on nursing your baby or having some problems with nursing
and in need of support, Elizabeth Ministry has a mom who wants to help you. Call Sharon McMullen at: 215.896.3630.
NERI SOCIAL GROUP
Not ready for
the Rocking Chair yet?? Come out
and join an exciting group of people that meet one Saturday a month; we do lots
of different activities and really enjoy each others company. The Neri Social
Group is not a Singles Club; it is for people looking for something different
to do. We are open to any suggestions that provide entertainment for the
group. We like to laugh a lot, go
places and of course, eat!
Hope to see
you there…we meet the 2nd Saturday each month in the Social Hall at
2pm. Call Kathy at: 215.272.2130
with any questions.
voted for our April 12th meeting to play games and everyone bring their
favorite snacks to share. (date corrected; always 2nd Saturday)
begins at 2:00 pm, BUT, if you would like to join us in an exercise walk in the
parking lot, we will be starting at 1:30 pm. Should it be raining, we will walk in
the gym. Everyone is welcome! Questions...call Janet: 610.764.6541 or
DORCAS FUND: Don’t forget CHANGE FOR CHANGE for the Dorcas Fund. It is your opportunity to help our Parishioners who may be having temporary financial difficulties due to the economy.
PARISH COUNSELING AVAILABLE
Confidential, professional counseling can be provided through our Parish Outreach Office.
The types/kinds of counseling that can be done are: Relationship Counseling; Marriage Counseling; Situational Counseling; and Project Rachel Counseling (for women who have had an abortion).
Call for an appointment: 215-679-2282. If no answer, leave your first name and number. Say the number, twice.
If you are interested, please call the
Parish Outreach Office at: 215.679.2282. If no answer, leave your name and number. Say your number twice.
Become a Member of
the Historical Committee
Historical Committee will now meet on the third Tuesday with the exception of
April (that meeting will be the fourth Tuesday) in the Library of the school in
East Greenville. The dates for the remainder of 2014 are: April 22; June 17; July 15; August 19;
September 16; October 21; and November 18. All meetings are at 7:00 pm.
us as we discover our past, record our present and shape our future. The Historical Committee is looking for
new members. Our committee needs
people with varied talents to bring our history together. Some work can be done
on your own time and in your own home.
list of what is needed includes interviewers and photographers. We need people to work on the computer,
clip items from the newspaper, scan photos and list goes on. Call Shirley at: 215.679.9275, Dawn:
215.679.2160 or email Doris: email@example.com
if you are interested in being part of this committee.
CHILDREN’S LITURGY of the WORD Children in First Grade thru Third Grade are eligible to participate.
Charismatic Prayer Group will now meet from 9:30 am – 11:30 am in the
This is in effect Saturday,
October 5. Questions, call Rich or
Barbara Grochowski: 484.415.0361.
CEMETERY MEMORIAL TREES Memorial Trees are available for purchase to be planted throughout our Parish Cemetery “Holy Cross”. The cost is $425; this covers the price of the tree, its planting and the Memorial Plaque.
Shade and Evergreen Trees will be planted throughout the cemetery where space is available. To purchase a Memorial Tree, please call the rectory.
Did you know that . . . Pennsylvania has launched a new website to access social service
is: www.heretohelp.pa.gov. If you see something that will be helpful to
you, be sure to apply for it online.
BINGO-EVERY FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. 1 PM. DOORS OPEN AT 12 NOON.
BINGO: HELP NEEDED
help? Our monthly Sunday Bingo has
four (4) rotating teams which means each team works only three (3) times a
begins at 1:00 pm and is usually finished by 4:30 pm.
your help with the pre-sale of Bingo Specials and Pull-Tab tickets.
hours are 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.
experience needed). Come join in
at: 267.923.8761 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Donated baked goods are needed for Bingo. Soups needed for Bingo. If you would like to help call Rita: 215.679.7009.
Social Networking with the
The Office for Communications invites you to stay connected and informed
on the latest news throughout the Archdiocese.
Archbishop Charles Chaput’s official Facebook page:
Become a “fan” of the official Archdiocese of
Philadelphia Facebook page:
You can also follow the Archdiocese on Twitter:
And for the latest videos check out the
Archdiocesan YouTube channel:
SALT + LIGHT
happy to announce that Salt + Light Television is now able to offer its
broadcast signal to American cable companies for cable viewers in the US. Over the past 10 years, Salt & Light
Television network has been a valuable tool of Evangelization, faith education
and live broadcast of global Church events. Now they will be able to bring
their coverage of national and international Catholic events, original
programs, documentary films and daily Mass to your living room…but they need
your help. We need to convince our
cable providers to download the signal and make it available. Visit www.get.saltandlight.tv or call:
1.855.YES.4.SLTV to connect with your local cable company and request Salt +
CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS:
A calendar of social and spiritual events for Catholics in their 20's and 30's within the Philadelphia Archdiocese is now available at this website: www.stillcatholic.com/PHILLY.htm.
office for Communications has copies of the 2011 Sunday Missal available for
homebound parishioners who view the television Mass on WPVI-TV, every Sunday at
If you or someone
you know is interested in receiving a missal free of charge (donations are
accepted; a postage paid envelope is included) please contact the Office for
Communications at 215-587-3747 OR email@example.com
MENS 30 & OVER BASKETBALL
The Men’s 30 & Over Basketball is actively looking for more parishioners to come out and play on Sunday evenings from 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Parish Social Hall. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and exercise in a non-competitive and fun atmosphere.
Please contact Don Abramo if you are interested at: 610.906.1515.
of Columbus, Fr. Leo Letterhouse Council #6614, meet on the second Sunday of the month at 7:30 pm in the Council
room at the rectory.
practicing catholic gentleman, wishing to join the Order can contact Jerry
Gillespie at: 215.679.4510.
NEWS! NEWS! NEWS! The Silver
Spirits Group has been REVAMPED to include men and women, 55 years of age and
older who live a single life. This part of Silver Spirits is for socialization
designed to affirm, support and encourage others in similar situations. Meeting and socializing with single
persons 55 and older, who live in St. Philip Neri Parish has the potential to
reinforce the benefits, rewards and values of single life. As we transition through life,
friendship and companionship with other older singles in our parish faith
community becomes important.
WE ARE NEVER TOO
OLD TO MAKE FRIENDS!!
Bulletin for further information on REVAMPED Silver Spirits.
Recent Outings of Troop 591
February: On February 16th, Troop 591 visited
Valley Forge State Park for their 101st annual pilgrimage. After an opening ceremony, members of
Troop 591, along with other troops from the area, began going through
stations. At each station, they
received a demonstration of some aspects of life during the Revolutionary War.
The troop ate lunch while at the park.
March: On March 16th, Troop 591
helped the church with an electronics recycling project. The purpose of the
drive was so local residence could drop off their old, broken electronics to be
recycled. The troop helped by gathering and sorting electronics. Members of the
troop then enjoyed a brief pizza break and then cleaned up the Stations of the
Cross. Later that day, the troop
went to Reading to go rock climbing at Reading Rocks. Members of the troop over age 13 helped
climbers by controlling the ropes, allowing them to climb and descend safely.
The boys climbed all different walls, easy and hard, including some where the
wall was actually slanted in some areas! The weekend also involved camping at
the troop’s cabin in Perkiomenville.
May: On May 18, the troop biked the Perkiomen
Trail from Green Lane Park to Central Perkiomen Valley Park. The ride was tough, but the scouts
proved worthy of the challenge. The
ride covered 16 miles, and was a true test of rider and machine. The day concluded with fishing in the
Perkiomen, which proved a harder challenge.
Troop members who attended these events
include Boy Scouts Patrick Souder, Matthew Souder, Liam Daley, Ben Kaminski,
Andrew Hunsberger, and Thomas Heibeck and leaders Mr. Ben Gouldey, Mr. Andrew
Souder, Mr. Robert Whittaker, Mr. Joe Smith and Mr. Tom Devine.
Events: June—monthly campout;
July—canoe trip down the Delaware; August—campout at Delaware
County Gun Club for gun safety and shooting lessons. The Troop will attend summer camp at
Resica Falls is Bushkill, PA from July 28 to August 3, hoping to top last
year’s haul of 36 merit badges.
If these type of activities sound fun
to you, please call Andrew Souder at 267-253-9717.
Boy Scouting is available to boys who have completed the fifth grade and are at
least 10, or who are 11, but not yet 18 years old. The program achieves the
BSA's objectives of developing character, citizenship, and personal fitness.
Andrew Souder, Troop Committee Chairman,
215-804-0845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boy Scouts – Tuesday evenings in parish Hall from 7:00 pm- 8:30 pm. Join our Boy Scouts by calling Mark Walther, 610-754-6541.
ST. PHILIP NERI BOY SCOUT TROOP 591.
email: Troopemail@example.com or phone: John Walsh at 215-679-6029 or write us at: Troop 591 1077 Palm Hill Road, Palm, PA 18070.
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